Paul Ince has been sacked by Blackburn Rovers after just seventeen games in charge of the Premier League club. Saturday's 3-0 loss at Wigan, the team's sixth on the trot, was the last straw for Rovers' chairman John Williams.
With the club second from bottom Williams told reporters today that he felt a change was necessary if Blackburn have any chance of avoiding the drop this season: "We are halfway through the season and we are getting detached at the bottom. The survival of the club in the Premier League is paramount, and our focus now is on finding a replacement who will be able to maintain our top-division status."
Ince took over at Blackburn back in June and was hailed as one of the Premier League's new breed of managers alongside former team mate Roy Keane. While Keane walked away from Sunderland earlier this month, Ince wasn't given any time to prove himself. The usual suspects, i.e. Graeme Souness and Sam Allardyce, are being tipped to fill the vacancy.